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I am going to class!

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on January 6, 2009

Well, sort of.  You see, a blog I read called watchgirl posted a link to something called Torah Class (notice what it says a little on down the page, on the left hand side *wink*).  Well, I started it last night and read thru two “classes”.  It’s very cool….VERY COOL!!  The teacher really opened up my mind to what the Word says, and conversely what it doesn’t say.  He talks about the duality of Scripture and, I already knew this (tooting my own horn), how a prophecy can have two meanings. 

I am stoked to delve in and learn and learn and learn and…..you get the idea. 

The Torah, commomly referred to as The Law, is the first 5 books of the Bible.  They were written by Moses himself.  When did Moses get these teachings from Yaweh (God)?  Well, he got them the same time he got the 10 Commandments!  That is so cool!  Of course, they don’t put that into the movie…do they???  Anywho, Torah is all about how to live a life that worships and is pleasing to Ya.  He put everything in there we are supposed to be doing…even doing today.  Uh, oh…methinks I might be changing some bad habits soon. 

So, I am going back to school, sort of.  The best part?  I mean besides growing and learning all I can about Ya and His Word?  It’s totally free!! 

Another cool free way to go to school is called Opencourseware.  Here you can find courses from MIT, Stanford and many other colleges.  The notes, syllabus, and lectures are all online and all free!!  Of course you don’t get credit, but at this point in my life, I don’t need credit hours to make me feel good about my level of education, of which I *almost* have an associate degree (snorts cause she *knows* this means nothing in the real world).  I think its totally wack that you can study all this stuff at home for free and get smart for free!!!  Yeah!  Of course, if ya wanted to, you could then take the test and CLEP out of the actual class and get credit, but I’m not sure of how that is done…just know it can be done. 

Anyway…I need to call a roofer…the hole in my roof still hasn’t been fixed since the hurricane and yes….it has rained many times.  The last roofer I called no-showed me 3 times.  I guess he doesn’t want to make $8, ooo.  (oh, yeah, you heard that right!  and the insurance check is only for half of that).  Turns out we need a whole new roof….yeah!!

Tonight I am making ropa vieja in the crockpot and it smells awesome. 

peace out.

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grocery deals

Posted by justanotherstayathomemom on June 30, 2008

at kroger they had cascadian farms organic clifford crunch cereal marked down to 1.50 each…i bought 3 boxes (should’ve bought all they had)…i am going back tomorrow to redeem my internet coupons (they will refund your money, just take back receipt) and get three boxes of cereal for 1.50 total!!! (cereal has 100 cals and 5 g fiber per cup, so it’s good stuff!) i also bought 2 dozen cage free eggs for 1.25 each…with soon to be redeemed q’s (q’s were on the back of the marked down cereal; cereal that doesn’t expire until dec 08)…eggs will be 25 cents each!! and, found a q for muir glen canned tomatoes…1$ off each…bought 2 cans organic toms for 39 cents ea! wowow!!! i forgot how much i love coupons…now, gotta get organized with q’s and sales and such…it’s a good thing i don’t work anymore…i don’t think i have enough brains left after two boys to hold a steady job AND bargain shop!!!! just joking…i think….

at the 99cent only store found bertoli pasta dinner for 99 cents a bag, bought 3, enough ginger to last me a year for .99, yoplait yogurt 3/99 (they are 54 ea at wally world). i plan on calling them to see if they take q’s…if they do, watch out!!

my cheap meal of the week? bertolli pasta dinner (fancy pasta with brocolli and garlic sauce) added in my own cooked chicken (split chik breasts .99 lb, used about a dollars worth) homemade whole wheat bread sticks (cheap…flour yeast water, you know the drill) and water. i guess this meal cost us about 3$ for all three. the rest of the chicken went into chicken noodle soup (scratch) and rolls (scratch) and i have more leftover chicken…don’t know what to do with that…probably a casserole with rice. another cheap meal!!

total so far for groceries for july…. (will update as i buy more)

kroger…20.98 (will get back 3$)
heb……..23.41
99 cent store….11.70
kroger….3.28 (will get back $2 on this trip)

total: 54.37

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